Here is a Lo that I did for the challenge over at the My Mind's Eye blog. This Lo is my take on the sketch that was provided. The winner of the challenge gets to pick any three collections to take home. Can you believe that???? The paper I used is from the "Complete Boy" paper collection. I used the same papers to make the flowers. The journaling spot is actually a stamp from the "Laundry Line" collection that is stamped on more of the "All Boy" paper collection. The growing everyday glittered sticker is from the "Enlightened" collection. Of course I had to add some ribbon, bling, buttons, and Thickers for the title. I had such a great time creating this Lo, the flowers are handmade, all the distressing, Glossy Accents on the title, and even machine stitching. I normally don't do much stitching on Lo's because my sewing machine is always put away and I'm to lazy to drag it out. Needless to say, I have now created a permanent place for my sewing machine to be set up in my craft room so hopefully I will use it more often. Everyone has until November 19 to enter so get your Lo's in.
I just wanted to show everyone my donation to Locks of Love. This is a great non-profit organization that provides hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children who are suffering from medical long term hair loss, from any diagnosis, in the U.S. and Canada. I have been wanting to cut my hair for quite some time but always had an excuse not to, so finally here is the result.
I still cannot believe that I was walking around with that mess on my head and after it was cut it looked like a dead rat laying on the counter. Lol!!! There was not even a tear shed, yes it was time for it to go. When I came home my son, who will be 3 next week, said "Oh Momma your hairs all gone, I'm gonna go get you some more hair." He even jumped in his motorized car like he was going to the store, lol. I have to say that I am soooooo happy with my cut, and believe it or not I have natural curly hair so I can wear it curly or straight, it is very versatile. I am thankful that I could help out even with such a small gesture. I hope everyone has a beautiful day and happy scrapin!
I love how this turned out. My son is growing up so fast and I had the greatest memories when I was putting this layout together. Children are the greatest blessing in the world. I love how they live in the moment. My son teaches me something new everyday and I am so thankful to be his mother.
Well life has taken a toll on me, school has started back for me so this means less scrapin time. I have had a chance to join a great online community over at the scrap beach, hosted by Kathryn. Kathryn host a live scrap chat every Thursday and also an all night crop once a month with the live feed as well. There are a ton of challenges and prizes. This is a really great place to hang out, scrap and be able to chat with everyone. Kathryn and Mr. Lifeguard(Kathryn's scrubby) are wonderful hosts and a ton of fun to hang out with. I can not believe the inspiration at the beach, everyone is very talented and they love to share all their ideas. There is a 24 hour chat box so no matter what time of the day you are able to chat its open. This is a great place to hang out and I hope to see you there.
These are a few cards that I did for the ABC Summer Crop at My Sketch World. I don't normally do cards but the great Ladies at MSW have inspired me to try it out. I am very pleased with how these turned out, and plan to continue my endeavor into the card making world. This is a great month long crop that has a challenge for every letter of the alphabet. There are also fun games with prizes involved. We are into week two but you can still enter and finish some challenges to be entered into the drawing for the grand prize.
This LO was for the July Sketch Challenge at A Walk Down Memory Lane. I had so much fun with this sketch, and the Ladies on the message board are great to hang out with. I can't wait for the August challenge. This LO is of my DS and it is inspired by the cute facial expressions he makes. Everyday I am truly amazed how one little guy can be so expressive. TFL
Here is a 2 page LO I did for my Brother in law and his wife. This is a few pictures of them on their wedding day and at the reception. I will be giving this as a Christmas present this year. I am very pleased with how this turned out. The colors for this LO were the colors of their wedding. I left the journaling spot open so they can write their own special message. I also plan to frame these so they will be ready to hang. I love the idea of giving hand made items for Christmas, I feel that it defines the true meaning of Christmas. I love when someone takes time out of their busy schedule to personally think of and hand create something for another person. I have to admit that I do often take the easy way out and get gift cards, but this year I am planning on hand making something for my family. I have wanted to do this in the past but I have always been to worried about if the other person would like the present or not. Maybe I'm just getting old and don't care if they like their gifts or not. LOL! I hope I can stay on top of this this year so I don't have to purchase any gift cards. With the economy the way it is, this will be my personal stand against needless purchases... except on scrappy items.
We hope you have a great day today. We love you and miss you and can't wait to come down to visit. Treat yourself to something special today you deserve it. You only turn 35 once... well for the last 15 years or so. Lol!!! I love you Mom
I finally finished my mini album for the Girls Gone Scrappy kit club. The album was inspired by Marion. Marion has been creating these shuffle mini albums and I wanted to have a try at it. I am pleased with how it turned out and I hope my trading partner is happy with it. Every day I am so inspired by all the Ladies at GGS. Everyone is very talented and its great to see all the different twist and turns of techniques that they come up with. Stephanie I will get this in the mail tomorrow, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get it out to you. I hope you enjoy.
Just a quick LO of my son with his Daddy's side of the family. This is another LO following a sketch from MSW. I haven't had much time lately and following sketches has really made it easier to finish a LO. TFL
Here is another LO done from a sketch at MSW. I'm not sure why but lately I have been finding it easier and faster to get LO's done working from a sketch. I love the versatility of a sketch and how I can flip it upside down or on its side to fit my style. I love being able to start from a great foundation and changing it up and adding different elements and watch it turn into my little masterpiece.
This is a LO I did following one of Lucy's sketches over at My Sketch World. I love how this LO turned out I think it has to be one of my favorites. This is pictures of my DH feeding our son at 4 in the morning when our son was two days old. My husband was such a help and was so excited about our new addition to the family. TFL!
This is a LO that I completed for a contest at My Sketch World. The goal of this contest was to create a LO, using one of the many sketches in the Sketch Gallery, and to show what truly inspires you as a scrapbooker. They also have a separate contest and Card Sketch Gallery for all you card makers out there as well. Let me tell you, I could not believe the amount of sketches in the gallery to choose from, and the versatility of these sketches is just amazing. It does not matter your style or the number of pictures you want to use, I guarantee you will be able to find a sketch to meet your needs. You still have time to enter, the deadline is July 10th, so go and check it out.
Since the contest was about what inspires me as a scrapbooker of course I had to do a LO of my son. My son is truly my inspiration, not only to scrapbook but also to be the best person that I can. The reason he inspires me to scrapbook is, I want him to know that his story is important enough to be documented and told. Even if his story is ordinary to others, to me it is extraordinary.
The materials I used for this LO were from a RAK that I won from Marilyn. Marilyn designs for Scrapbook Challenges, and if you are ever in need of any inspiration just head over to her blog and check it out. Please be sure to leave her some love.
Recently I purchased the Zutter Bind-it-All. I got a great deal because I was able to use a 40% off coupon, I paid $41.99 before tax, regular price $69.99. Awesome! I got this idea from Angela, a fellow GGS. Angela is always finding great deals and spreading the word. Also after receiving my GGS trading mini album from Jessica and seeing the binding on it, I had to have it. I recommend that you try it out a few times before you attempt your first binding project, just to make sure you get the hang of it. Trust me, I learned this the hard way. I ruined the cover of my mini, no worries, it was an easy fix. Luckily I had enough product to simply redo the cover. Yes I did try it out a few times myself before but, obviously it was not enough. LOL! I am very happy with the mini album but, the binding sends it over the top.
Materials used: My Mind's Eye Designer Paper, ColorBox Ink, Prima Flowers, Studio18 Rhinestones(from the dollar spot at Michael's), Misc. ribbons and brads.
For a chance to win a great selection of cupcake goodies, please check this out. Card-E-ology has a great blog candy giveaway to celebrate 2 years of blogging. You have until July, 1 to enter. Have a beautiful day!
Of course I had to work today, but I was able to do some scrapping while on the job. Shhhhhhhhh, don't tell the boss! I was at my local scrapbooking store and seen this awesome kit for a word album(DAD) for Father's Day. This is the first word album that I have done. I even used the lovely insert for the back page of the album. I was just going to get the word book but the colors in the kit were just perfect for my husbands taste. I purchased the kit and of course I did a few things differently but, for the most part I followed the kit. This was a fast and easy project for Father's Day and I had a great time working with the word album. You can find the kit here. I hope everyone had a good Father's Day. TFL Have a beautiful day!
Materials used: Bo Bunny "DAD" Board Book, Bo Bunny pattern paper, Bo Bunny alpha's, clipz and ribbon from the Play All Day collection.
Here is a layout I did for the Impromptu Crop at A Walk Down Memory Lane. This was for the recipe challenge. This layout came together very quickly for me, usually it is a challenge. The recipe was great, it called for: 1 cardstock 4 different pattern paper 3 flowers 3 buttons 1 ribbon or trim chipboard (no alpha's) Thickers or letter stickers
I actually followed the recipe, usually I can't seem to get something to fit in.
Materials used: Thickers, Prima Flowers, ColorBox Ink, Provo Craft Pattern Paper, and misc. buttons, ribbon, cardstock and chipboard.
This week I came home to a special treat, yes I received my mini album from my trading partner with Girls Gone Scrappy. I would like to say a special thank you to Jessica, the mini album is totally awesome. I can not wait to fill it with pictures. The colors, red and black, are completely amazing, these are my favorite colors. I don't know how you knew that but thank you so much. I haven't taken any pics yet but please check out Jessica's blog to view the pics she posted. Also Marion still has a few open spots left if anyone would like to join Girls Gone Scrappy. Check out the GGS website and shoot Marion an email to let her know that you are interested. The club has been a ton of fun, we've been chatting everyday, everyone is very helpful and willing to share advice. Thats all for now. Have a beautiful day!
Check this out for a chance to win a Bind-it All with 6 sets of rings.
So here it is, this is my mini album for my trading pal with Girls Gone Scrappy. The site is public now so please check it out, you can also click on the blinkie on the side bar. I hope my pal enjoys it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I apologize for the picture quality. It has been raining for the past 3 days and I can't seem to get good lighting in the house, so the color is a bit off. The Album itself is from the dollar spot at Michael's. The paper is Me & My Big Ideas, Parisian Flourish, also from Michael's. I used various Prima flowers, metal accents, buttons and cardstock. TFL Have a beautiful day!
So check out this AMAZING kit that I received from Marion. Marion is the host of the mini album kit club, recently titled Girls Gone Scrappy (awesome name by the way!). The kit is a Tim Holtz kit and it's all about distressing. The kit is filled with grungeboard, metal accents, distress ink, pattern paper, ribbon, misc. embellishments, and antique papers. You can check out Marion's video here and another great video by Kathryn. The kit club will be going public soon so everyone will have access to the gallery to see all the members creations. I am very lucky to be part of this club. I am enjoying meeting and getting to know everyone. Marion does have a few spots open to join the club, just check out her blog and let her know that you are interested. Again thank you to Marion and all the ladies from Girls Gone Scrappy for allowing me to be part of this amazing club and for sharing all the ideas and inspiration. TFL Have a beautiful day!
What a great surprise I came home too. These are my winnings from the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team Blog Hop. This was the first blog hop that I have participated in and it was a blast. Everyone was so nice and there was plenty of opportunities to win something. My prize was from Marilyn, a Scrapbook Challenges design team member and a great lady. Marilyn's work is very inspiring so please check out her blog and give her some feedback. All the items are top quality products and coordinate very well with each other. The possibilities of creating several top-notch projects are endless. Thanks Marilyn, I can't wait to start using all these goodies. TFL Have a beautiful day!
I am a wife and mother of a beautiful boy. I work full time, go to college full time, and try to squeeze in as much scrapping as possible. I am new to scrapbooking and I am very excited and eager to learn all the great techniques out there. With school and work I do not have the time to pack up and go to crops so the online community has been a true inspiration and training ground for me.